A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

8,900 Ratings
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

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Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of martinimike82
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JesuBab
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ackbar556
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of joshuasamantha
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- kind of hazy honey blonde in color with a minimal amount of foam and a slight lacing in the glass. A little bubbly too!
S- Piney and bright
T- Refreshing and yummy
M- Very light and crisp
D-Very drinkable. A good beer to share with friends or keep all to yourself

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Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hazy,yet still clear somewhat light golden orange, with nice creamy white head, leaving a good considerable amount of foamy lacing.

Very sweet, fruits, tropical fruits, maybe some banana,pineapples hit the nose. Very pleasant.

Very citrusy and fruity, without being overly getting sick from it sweet, but sweet nonetheless. Hops come in noticeably in the end, to balance it all out. Light to average carbonation,maybe below average carbonation,which is always a plus in my book. Medium body.

A damn fine beer,very interesting. Pleasant and sweet,while still being consumable for more than one or two,it makes a good session brew and a break from the usual.

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Photo of Sergioelijah
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mullenpc
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Light hazy orange. Head is a 1 finger off-white color

Smell - Perfection. This beer is on par with Hopslam in terms of its aroma. Huge sweet citrus with small notes of tropical fuits. Peaches and orange and lemon peel as well. Just an incredible aroma.

Taste - The taste leaves a little bit to be desired after the incredible aroma of this beer. Sweet orange and lemon dominate with a very balanced wheat beer/ipa finish. Bitter but not overwhelmingly so.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is light to medium. The finish on this beer is more in line with a wheat beer, very clean and not overly bitter.

Overall - I love this beer. It really straddles the line between wheat beer and IPA, with an IPA leaning aroma and a wheat beer finish, but the taste straddles the line perfectly, creating a great balance between a wheat beer and an American stlyle IPA

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Photo of BigPlay1824
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass

A: Pours a great golden straw color with a slight amber hue in it, pours with a finger of pure white foamy head that lingers nicely
S: great scent, pure resinous hop scent, little to no malt, slight sweetness
T: very unique taste, strong citrus hop but also something else that i cant put my finger on, must be the combination of the wheat and hops, really great
M: intense carbonation tingle, disappears from the palate very quickly though
O: really love this brew, such a unique and great taste, really a great brew

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Photo of rudzud
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Nice yellow/straw color with a fluffy 1 finger head that rapidly dissappears with barely any lacing on the glass.

S - Nice citrus notes. Great typical hoppy aromas.

T - Finally a taste that is practicly identical to the nose. No loss here, just nice hops and piney resin.

M - Really solid carbonation, what you would hope to find with this style.

D - Thanks to the carbonation that hoppy/bitter aspects dont linger, which in this beer is a good thing as it leaves you wanting more. Alcohol is nicely masked. I had bought the last bottle, really wishing I had another.

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Photo of Fanhitter
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass (12 oz.)

This beer is a rich golden brew with a minute amount of cloudiness to it, looks great and shiny, with a solid 3/4 inch of paper white head after an aggressive pour.

Smells of rich honey, pineapple and grapefruit, with a mild sweet cream aroma as it warms up. As soon as I cracked the cap, I could smell a robust sweet hop blast. I can't wait to try this.

Flavors are huge on this. Sour pear is the first thing I taste, followed by all of the fruity notes I mentioned in the smell. The hop finish is extremely dry, but the draw is full of sweet fruit flavors. It has a crispy wine flavor as well, with a raw honey note that comes out strong on the palate a few sips in. A woodsy apricot flavor lingers as well.

Mouthfeel is very balanced and smooth, like a sparkling wine almost, but with some gusto. I would imagine this is wonderfully easy drinking on tap, and would go down very fast.

Overall, this beer is outstanding, and quite a surprise for me. I remember trying Hop Stoopid and being blown away by it as well, and this further solidifies the hype surrounding Lagunitas beers for me. I will definitely recommend it to winos and hop lovers as I find this to be a great well-rounded brew.

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Photo of cratez
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

355ml bottle from Wolverine Market in Port Huron, MI.

Pours a golden amber hue with one finger of bubbly, off-white foam and sporadic dots of lace on the Duvel glass.

Smell is pineapple, tropical fruit, bubblegum, mandarin oranges, yeast esters, mango, and sugary malt.

Taste is wheat malt, peach juice, nectarine, banana smoothie, lemon, and citrusy hops with a strong and enjoyable bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, fuller than medium, resinous body, quick snap from the hops with a juicy finish and lingering, bitter aftertaste.

Wow, I could drink this all day. Easy to see why Sumpin' is ranked as the #2 APWA, as this compares quite favourably to Gumballhead. A fantastic example of the style and one of my top-rated beers.

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Photo of mromutt
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This ice cold beer hit high marks on all aspects of this review. Great brew through and through!

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Photo of 5EKF
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mathieu76
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brondeau
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, drinkable beer. Will drink again.

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Photo of jt1theo
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is just a very fine refreshing Ale. It is crisp and refreshing. Pours a beautiful amber color with a thick head that retains it's wonderful pine and citrus aroma. Taste mimics aroma with a slight sweetness. I first had this one on one of the hottest days last summer and fell in love with it. Just had another tonight, Feb. 20th and it was just as good. It is just a very fine unpretentious beer that has never left me bored. Every time I drink one it is like anew. Complex in its simplicity.

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Photo of Cory_Brown
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- light gold with a thin creamy white head.
Smell- Very strong hop presence in the smell. Hops dominate. Very piney with some grapefruit and citrus.
Taste- pine, grapefruit, citrus. HOP BOMB.. But in a good way. Maybe it's because it's on the label but I do feel like there is a faint grainy wheat like flavor. The wheat grains balance the hops beautifully. This is a hop heads dream.
Mouthfeel- medium carbonation. Hops jump off the roof of the mouth and tounge. Very pleasant
Overall- this beer is a winner. This and gumballhead are definitely my favorite wheat beers. Would need to do a side by side to decide the victor. Cheers!

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of Bobbydigi
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This one pours a crystal clear golden color, almost a morning pee yellow when held up to the light. Some white head with fair lacing.

S - WOW one of the best smelling beers I've had in a long time. Loads of hops, lots of grapefruit, oranges and other citrus fruits i can't put my finger on. Floral hops are present but more of a background note.

T - Just like the nose lots of hops, but very little bitter finish and a clean after taste. It Reminds me a lot of a fresh hop beer. I really don't get any wheat from this one at all though. I was actually surprised to see that it is listed as a pale wheat.

M - Very smooth and well carbonated.

D - I wish this beer was year around it would be one of my go to beer. Very well done.

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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikecap
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a light orange with a nice two finger whitish head into a pint glass. Great looking beer with lacing that comes out as the head dissipates.

Smell: Very citrusy with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Also mixed with some piney hoppiness and some grassy notes, a really beautiful aroma here.

Taste: So much going on and this is delicious from the first sip to the last. This is slightly fruity with the grapefruit and citrus from the aroma, also some piney hops in there. Not bitter in the least bit.

Mouthfeel: This is medium-bodied with decent carbonation and a bit of creaminess. This drinks very easily for 7.5%, and the wheat character is evident.

Overall: This is a great beer and perhaps my favorite from Lagunitas. Definitely a must try if you're into hoppy beers.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 8,900 ratings.
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